Today we are diving into the beautiful world that is flower frogs, and how to use all the different types that we find out there. I also have a round-up of cute flower frogs for you! I was not privy to such cute little flower accessories until the past year or so, and am excited to make them a part of my daily efforts to bring the outside in.
Flower frogs became popular in the mid-1920s and 30s, though date back to the late 1800s. They’ve become very en vogue as of late, to hold one bloom or a few branches in a stone – very cottage core. Traditionally though, they are metal or ceramic and go unseen inside a vase, used to help an entire flower arrangement stay put.
What are flower frogs?
- Metal, stone, or ceramic inserts that go inside a vase to help keep flowers in an arrangement stay in place.
- They can also be placed on top of a vase, to help force bulbs or arrange branches.
- Most frogs have spikes for you to place flower stems onto
The flower frogs that I have are bronze and rest on top of a vase, adding some unique flair to my flower arrangements. I also have one that is fantastic for bulbs, like paperwhites, which like to rest on top of the water until they bloom. They also make mason jar frogs that turn your classic masons into great vases – I LOVE using these for counter-top herbs. I usually cut my herbs for dinner or tea, and then place them in a mason jar with a frog so they don’t slip down into the water/ are easy to grab without tipping the jar over.
Though a bit of a specialty item, flower frogs are a fantastic gardener’s gift and a fun treasure to hunt for while thrifting. Put them on your list!
If you’re in the market for new flower frogs, we have a round-up of some favorites for you!
Flower Frog Roundup
2. Bloomist Round Stone Frog
3. Bloomist Brass Frog
5. Amazon 3 piece Frogs
6. Etsy Handmade Pottery Flower Frog
7. Amazon Clay Handmade Arrangement
8. Urban Outfitters Frog Vase
I hope you’ve enjoyed learning about one of the flower industry’s best-kept secrets! I find that more people use them than you’d ever imagine!